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Portuguese Course Descriptions: 2016/2017

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Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Summer ’17
101,102,103 101,102,103 101,102,103  
 
150,151 150,151 150,151  
     
201,202,203 201,202,203 201,202,203  
301     399  399  
 


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FALL 2016

PORT 101: 1st Year Portuguese
In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental communication skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing, as well as to some cultural aspects of the Luso-Brazilian world. The textbook follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this trimester, you will exchange real-life information about you and your classmates. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered prior in the textbook. 

PORT 201: 2nd Year Portuguese
In this course you will be reinforcing and building upon the fundamental communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. Students will be able to practice more complex grammar structures and improve your reading and speaking abilities. The organization of the course follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this term, besides exchanging real-life information about you and your classmates you will also read and discuss more about Brazilian and Lusophone culture. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered previously in assigned readings. Please note: Students and instructor will be communicating only in Portuguese! 

PORT 301: Cultura e Lingua: Expressoes Artisticas
Develops advanced language skills through the study of key representations in Brazilian art, literature, film, and music. Taught in Portuguese. Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent. Offered alternate years.
Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent.  


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WINTER 2017

PORT 102: 1st Year Portuguese
In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental communication skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing, as well as to some cultural aspects of the Luso-Brazilian world. The textbook follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this trimester, you will exchange real-life information about you and your classmates. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered prior in the textbook. 

PORT 202: 2nd Year Portuguese
In this course you will be reinforcing and building upon the fundamental communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. Students will be able to practice more complex grammar structures and improve your reading and speaking abilities. The organization of the course follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this term, besides exchanging real-life information about you and your classmates you will also read and discuss more about Brazilian and Lusophone culture. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered previously in assigned readings. Please note: Students and instructor will be communicating only in Portuguese! 

PORT 399: 3rd Year Portuguese
Develops advanced language skills through the study of key representations in Brazilian art, literature, film, and music. Taught in Portuguese. Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent. Offered alternate years.
Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent. . . . 


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SPRING 2017

PORT 103: 1st Year Portuguese
In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental communication skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing, as well as to some cultural aspects of the Luso-Brazilian world. The textbook follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this trimester, you will exchange real-life information about you and your classmates. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered prior in the textbook. 

PORT 203: 2nd Year Portuguese
In this course you will be reinforcing and building upon the fundamental communication skills acquired in first-year Portuguese. Students will be able to practice more complex grammar structures and improve your reading and speaking abilities. The organization of the course follows the information-based task approach, which springs from the idea that languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. Therefore, during this term, besides exchanging real-life information about you and your classmates you will also read and discuss more about Brazilian and Lusophone culture. Class time will be dedicated to communicating in Portuguese using the structures and vocabulary that you have covered previously in assigned readings. Please note: Students and instructor will be communicating only in Portuguese! 

PORT 399: 3rd Year Portuguese
Develops advanced language skills through the study of key representations in Brazilian art, literature, film, and music. Taught in Portuguese. Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent. Offered alternate years.
Prereq: PORT 203 or equivalent. . . . 


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SUMMER 2017

No summer Portuguese courses will be offered. 



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